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Northern Lights Cruise trip

Northern Lights cruise trip Norway. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Northern Lights Cruise round trip in Norway – 6 nights

An amazing round trip with a 2-night Northern Lights cruise & a real Viking feast on the Lofoten Islands.
Take the scenic Dovre Line to historic Trondheim and a Northern Lights excursion in Tromsø. The trip starts and finishes with overnight in Oslo.
You will stay in Oslo, Trondheim & Tromsø.
Highlights: Chance of seeing the Northern Lights, 2 nights on board a Hurtigruten or Havila Voyages ship, join a Viking feast and go on a Northern Lights chase

If you have a clear preference for which supplier you would like to travel with (Havila Voyages or Hurtigruten), please contact us as they sail on different days.

• This is an independent tour (you do not travel with a group), based on travel by public transport where some activities include a guide
• You can add extra nights and activities such as Dog sledding, Reindeer sledding or Snowmobiling in the booking process
• Prices: From NOK 22395 per person

Day to day itinerary:

Winter in Vigelands Sculpture Park by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Experience Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo!

DAY 1

First night in Oslo

Individual arrival in Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, classic Bristol Hotel. This hotel’s classical library lounge is a popular meeting place among the inhabitants of Oslo.
You can take the airport bus directly to the hotel from Oslo Gardermoen Airport.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
• Read more about Oslo

The Dovre line Norway. Photo by Rune Fossum, NSB

Enjoy the scenic Dovre Line!

DAY 2

Dovre Line

Morning departure by the Dovre Line, taking you across the scenic Dovre mountain plateau to the historic town of Trondheim.
In Trondheim you find areas with tiny wooden houses, Norway’s only cathedral Nidarosdomen, as well as the scenic Nidelven river cutting through the town.
Spend 1 night in Trondheim
Read about historic Trondheim
See pictures from Trondheim

Trondheim by Knut Aage Dahl/Visitnorway.com

See colourful wharf houses in Trondheim!

DAY 3

Cruise start

Board a Hurtigruten or Havila ship before noon and enjoy the Northern Lights/ Aurora cruise from Trondheim to Tromsø.
All meals in the dining room are included while on board (buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner).
Spend 2 nights on board
About Hurtigruten & facilities on board
Read about Hurtigruten
• Read about Havila

Northern Lights Norway. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Amazing Northern Lights over the Arctic coast!

DAY 4

Arctic Bodø & Lofoten

Cross the Arctic Circle, with arrival in the beautifully located town of Bodø. The town is surrounded by spectacular alpine mountain peaks and islands.

Time to visit the town on your own before the ship continues across the Vestfjord to the Lofoten Islands, where you will join the exciting Viking feast excursion.

Lofotr Viking Museum on Lofoten Islands by Kjell Ove Storvik, Hurtigruten

Experience a real Viking feast!

Viking Museum in winter by Lofotr Viking Museum, Hurtigruten

The Viking museum in winter!

A real Viking feast in Lofoten!

At the Lofotr Viking Museum, the largest Viking building ever found has been recreated. The original Chieftain’s house was established in about 500 AD and was inhabited until around 900 AD, and the rebuilt version exhibits finds from this era.
The Chieftain and the Lady of the house invite you to join them for a real Viking feast in the banquet hall.

Experience the magic and excitement as they make sacrifices to the Gods, praying that the sun will return to avoid Ragnarok, the end of the world.

After the Viking feast, served with home-brewed mead, you will travel by bus to Svolvær where you will rejoin the ship.

The Lofotr Viking Museum Hurtigruten excursion
The Lofotr Viking Museum Havila excursion 

Tromso Arctic City Sunset by Bob Engelsen

Arrival at beautifully located Tromsø!

DAY 5

Tromsø

Enjoy a magnificent Arctic archipelago before the cruise arrival in Tromsø at 14:30. Disembark after lunch and check in to a centrally located 4* hotel, close to the Hurtigruten pier. Northern Lights evening trip included.
Spend 1 night in Tromsø
Read more about Tromsø

Northern Lights in Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Northern Lights – one of nature’s wonders!

Chasing the Northern Lights

A few hours to relax and see Tromsø before you will be picked up in the centre of Tromsø for a Northern Lights chase by bus.
Based on the Northern Lights forecast, the bus will drive you to the best places to see the amazing Northern Lights, outside the lights of the town.

Reindeer sledding Tromso by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Join Reindeer sledge Tromsø!

Optional add-ons in Tromsø:

Reindeer sledge & Sami culture
Dog sledge & additional night
Snowmobile safari & additional night
Reindeer sledge & additional night
Aurora safari & additional night
Northern Lights dinner cruise & additional night


The additional night
 will be at the same hotel as for the tour. Prices will appear during the regular tour booking.

Oslo Opera house. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Visit the iconic Oslo Opera House!

DAY 6

Return to Oslo

You can take the airport bus to the Tromsø Airport; approx. 20 mins, then a 2-hour flight to Oslo. Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Oslo.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)

The tour finishes after breakfast on day 7

Winter landscape Norway by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Experience winter on the Arctic Coast!

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Trondheim & Tromsø

Hurtigruten or Havila Voyages cruise
2 nights in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities
All meals on board (excl. drinks) – buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner

Transport
Train Oslo-Trondheim
Flight Tromsø-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Viking feast excursion in Lofoten
Northern Lights Chase in Tromsø, incl. warm clothes & snack

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

NOT INCLUDED:
 International flights to/from Norway
Airport transfers/ transfers
Personal travel insurance

Polar Museum in Tromso. Photo by Shigeru Ohki, www.nordnorge.com

Enjoy a walk in Tromsø harbour!

PRICES & BOOKING

Choose a start date, room & number of persons, whereupon the prices will appear in the tour summary box.

• Booking & payment procedures
• Our travel arrangements
• General terms & conditions

Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway – a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism.


 

Questions about this trip?

Contact us:
 Use our contact form
 By e-mail to [email protected], or
 Call us on +47 (55) 131-310
(Mon-Fri 09:00 to 15:30 local time)


 

What our customers say:

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia